Brief Description:

Full-time/contract position.  Crocus Technology is seeking a Staff Analog & Mixed-Signal IC EDA/CAD Engineer in Santa Clara, CA.


Crocus Technology is seeking an EDA/CAD Engineer to support and develop EDA tools for high-performance analog ASIC design.  The engineer will be hands-on with all phases of design including foundry interface, PDK/tool flow installation, database archive and validation, tapeout and support. The engineer must be an expert in analog and mixed-signal circuit design flows and tools. The self-motivated engineer must be able to anticipate problems and devise effective solutions.


  • Support CAD environment for the design of high-performance, high-precision mixed-signal, integrated circuits for magnetic sensor applications
  • Contribute to the development of design standards, IC development processes, CAD tools and design flows
  • Serve as CAD engineer with external IP, tool and foundry vendors:
    • Design, setup, and maintain CAD interfaces between IP vendor and Crocus Technology teams
    • Troubleshoot CAD interface issues as required
    • Tapeouts

Minimum Expertise Requirements:

  • Expert in analog and mixed-signal IC design concepts and must demonstrate superior critical thinking skills, problem solving capabilities and engineering judgment
  • Fluent with analog EDA front and back-end tools
    • Cadence Virtuoso, ADE
    • SKILL programming
    • Mentor Calibre (end user support and rule deck writing)
  • Detailed understanding of layout concepts and guidelines
  • FlexLM license management
  • Strong UNIX/Linux and scripting language (Perl/TCL/csh/etc)
  • Linux/Windows hardware, server storage, networking, infrastructure set-up, maintenance, debug capabilities
  • Not required but preferred
    • Perforce
    • Ocean scripting
    • Linux OS support
    • Custom Pcell development
    • Custom PDK development

Education Requirements:

  • BS 8+ years – MS/PhD preferred
  • MS 5+ years
  • PhD 3+ years

Minimum Experience Requirements:

  • Overall:
    • 5 years of experience working as a professional mixed signal IC CAD engineer is required
  • IC Technologies:
    • High-performance, high-precision, high-voltage IC technologies: CMOS, bipolar, BiCMOS, BCD
    • Automotive: AEC-Q100, Grade0
  • IC Design Software:
    • Experience with setting up, documenting, and maintaining analog and digital IC design flows is required
    • Experience with transistor-level IC design and verification software, e.g. Cadence Composer, Cadence Virtuoso, Cadence Spectre, Virtuoso AMS, Mentor Calibre, Cadence Assura, Skill language, is required
    • Experience with digital design flows, e.g. RTL coding, synthesis, formal verification, place and route, RC extraction, timing closure, is preferred
  • Third Party IP:
    • Experience in designing, setting up, and maintaining CAD interfaces with external IP vendors
  • Work Environment:
    • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
    • Must be strong individual contributor, and also able to work as member of a small team


  • Please submit CV/resume to Crocus